Search Results: "Fulvio Testa"


BOOK REVIEW

TOO MUCH GARBAGE by Fulvio Testa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"This may make a good discussion-starter, especially with younger children, but such calls to action as Christopher Cheng's One Child (1999) or Loreen Leedy's Great Trash Bash (1991) convey the problem, and possible responses to it, in more urgent, convincing ways. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Hints of playfulness are squashed beneath the message in this trite consciousness-raiser. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT AND MOUSE AND SOMETHING TO DO by Fulvio Testa
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"All suggestions culminate in the last page, where the mystery lifts, inevitably, and the enormously appealing adventure has just begun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curious little book that treats the imagination as a yo-yo, expertly played by Testa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINOCCHIO by Carlo Collodi
by Carlo Collodi, illustrated by Fulvio Testa, translated by Geoffrey Brock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Parents and libraries should welcome this edition, appealing and accessible for 21st-century children. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
An old favorite—the adventures of a wooden puppet whose good heart earns him the right to be a real boy—in a newly illustrated edition of a relatively new translation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRING ME THE BRAIN OF NIKOLA TESTA by Sal Restivo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2007

"Hyper-indulgent and random, but also, often enough, gleamingly chromatic, providing mild entertainment."
An international thriller devolves into a fitful intellectual digression in Restivo's rapidly changing story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Unnourishing."
The first of Italian novelist/historian Tomizza's 22 works to be translated into English, this is the creepy tale of a 17th- century religious ascetic caught on the borderline between intense devotion and self-deception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COMET’S CURSE by Dom Testa
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"Both a mystery and an adventure, combining a solid cast of characters with humor, pathos, growing pains and just a hint of romance, this opener bodes well for the remainder of the series. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The first in a projected series of six, this book has already won an award in its prior incarnation as a self-published book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST FOREVER by Maria Testa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A tour de force. (Fiction/Poetry. 8-12)"
Each of these chapters is a poem, and together they take a six-year-old-girl on a journey from Christmas 1967 when her father first gets his orders for Vietnam, to February of 1969, when he comes home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COSMIC STORM by Dom Testa
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Unlikely to win new fans to the series, this is for committed readers only. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
This installment of the series that started with The Comet's Curse (2009) continues the adventures of teens aboard the spaceship Galahad, selected by a dying population to carry Earth's heritage to a new planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING ABOUT AMERICA by Maria Testa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Riveting—and tender. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Testa writes stories told in poems of surpassing beauty, fragility and depth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GALAHAD LEGACY by Dom Testa
FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"While this is the conclusion of this particular voyage, there is enough material left to make Galahad fans hope there may be more: It's a new future out there. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
The starship Galahad left Earth on a mission with the last remnants of humankind: 250 teens chosen for their intellect, their areas of expertise and their ability to survive. Read full book review >

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THE DARK ZONE by Dom Testa
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Dedicated fans of the series will appreciate it, but it probably won't win new converts. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The fourth installment in Testa's teen saga of space exploration, the Galahad Series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEB OF TITAN by Dom Testa
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"The adventure continues apace in this second of a planned six-installment series. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Sequel to The Comet's Curse (2009), this is the continuing story of the spaceship Galahad and her crew of teens, sent on a last-ditch effort to save civilization from the virus that seems to be killing all adults on Earth. Read full book review >